The 2015 spring soccer season will start the weekend of April 11, 2015. There are several different ways to register your child for the 2015 season. We will have in-person registrations on February 7, 2015 from 10:00-1:00 during the basketball games at the Bethel Middle School and on February 17, 2015 from 4:30-7:30pm at Bick Elementary School. You can register online by clicking the "Register Online" button on this page or under the "Online Registration" tab to the left. Credit Card payment is required to complete your online registration. You may also pay by check by completing the 2015 Spring Registration Form and mailing it to BYSA, PO Box 402, Bethel, OH 45106.
The spring player fee will be $55 per player. This year we are also giving a $5 player discount for any team registrations. The coach will need to complete the 2015 Spring Team Registration form and turn it into our District Rep at one of the in-person registrations along with complete team fees of $50 per player. Please note, player placement on spring rosters does not guarantee placement on fall rosters. BYSA treats spring and fall as two different seasons.
BYSA has always viewed spring soccer as the "fun season" with less practices and just enjoying soccer in the off season. Many of the coaches will practice only once a week or not at all when the games begin. This will eliminate many of the interference with other spring sports allowing players to play multiple sports such as track, baseball, and softball. However, if your child plays multiple sports during the spring, please communicate your schedule with the coach immediately.
Board Member Elections
Bethel Youth Soccer Association held it's elections for the 2015 soccer season. New members to this year's board include President: Kari Mays, Vice President: Mandy Moorhead, and Secretary: Andy Hamrick. Returning members are District Rep: Andrew Weis, Treasurer: Mick McMullen and CCSA At-Large Member: Carrie Elliott. We also hope to have most of our appointed position members (concessions: The Morgans, field: Aaron Ausman, refs: Eric Brink) back for the upcoming season as well.
BYSA certainly appreciates all the hard work and service put forth the past few seasons from Stephanie Jones, Nea Driggs, and Jeff Pavaldo.
Concussion Training Mandated by State Law for ALL COACHES AND REFEREES
A new Ohio law mandates that all coaches, assistant coaches, and referees to obtain specialized training in recognizing the symptoms of concussions and head injuries every three years. Click here for a summary of the requirements for coaches and umpires.
BYSA requires every coach, assistant coach, and referee to successfuly complete the free online concussion training prior the first game. The training will take less than 30 minutes and will require that you print a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the video.
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you must print out the certificate, and provide a copy to BYSA.